CORY WOOD, SECOND BASEMAN
Born: June 26, 1997
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 180
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 19th Round, 574th Overall, 2019
How Acquired: Draft
College: Coastal Carolina University
Agent:

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Wood is a second baseman with a good bat and a very patient approach.  As a junior, he batted 315/462/435, with 60 walks and 43 strikeouts in 232 ABs.  He also stole 20 bases in 23 tries, although MLB Pipeline characterizes his speed as dropping from above-average to average between his sophomore and junior seasons.  His power is below-average; as a reference point, his team as a whole slugged .503 in 2019.  As a freshman and sophomore, Wood had nearly identical numbers, with an OPS of .820 and .825, respectively.  MLBP states that his defense will need to improve.

2019
A-:  234/333/333, 201 AB, 8 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 26 BB, 50 K, 4-4 SB

Wood was the primary second baseman at West Virginia and also started nine games at short.  His slash line was very close to league average.  He didn’t handle LHPs well, with a .588 OPS against them.  He had a .691 OPS against RHPs.

2020
DNP

2021
R:  091/167/091, 11 AB, 1 BB, 1 K

With the short season leagues gone and a large number of players available for Bradenton, the Pirates assigned Wood to the FCL.  At 24, he was very old for the league.  Wood got hurt early in the season and did not return.

If Wood is still with the organization in 2022, it might not be easy for him to find any playing time.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2022: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 5, 2019: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 19th round, 574th overall pick; signed on June 12.
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